Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Pendula'
Common name: 
Weeping Douglas-fir
soo-do-TSOO-ga men-ZEE-see-i
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Conifer, evergreen tree, the main leader grows upward with many twists, turns and an arching habit, while the lateral branches mound or hang downward to create a wall of green foliage.  Grows more than 12 inches (30 cm) per year and will reach over 12 ft (3.75 m) high in 10 years.

  • Sun, prefers neutral or slightly acid, well-drained, moist soils

  • Hardy to USDA Zone 6               Apparently it was discovered in the valleys and slopes of Mt. Shasta in California (Jacobson).  However, the term ‘Pendula’ is best considered a collective term of several different weeping clones.  The name was published in France in 1853.  'Pendua' is sometimes even applied to P. menziesii ‘Glauca Pendula’, which has gray-green, not green, needles.

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  • plant habit

    plant habit

  • branches, foliage

    branches, foliage